Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!
All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2007, were most gracious with their time and words.
It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Penny Dale, which she submitted to this site on Monday 19 February 2007.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Penny Dale who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Monday 19 February 2007.
'Gene Watson is kind of like the Frank Sinatra of country music!
His voice is so clear and smooth, but still country; he is one of the great country crooners'.
Thank you, Penny Dale, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Penny Dale...
Penny Dale grew up listening to rock music and then developed a taste for country music; her sound is a unique mix of rock, country and southern roots.
Penny Dale was raised in Atlanta, Georgia where she grew up listening to Stevie Nicks, Skynyrd and Prince, mixed with David Allan Coe, Hank Williams Junior, Tracey Chapman and Hal Ketchum.
Penny Dale's professional career began in Los Angeles where her unique style and voice was first noticed by legendary rock vocalist Rosemary Butler, who took her under her wing and the two began work on a ten-song debut.
Rosemary Butler's past work with legendary rock and country music artists, including James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, were a perfect mix with Penny Dale's edgy country music vocals and her rock music background.
With Rosemary Butler's direction and a few of her good friends, including Albert Lee, Andrew Gold (Thursday 2 August 1951 - Friday 3 June 2011) and Herb Pedersen, Penny Dale and Rosemary Butler ended up with a ten-song debut which created a buzz within the industry. The songs were written by some of Nashville's best songwriters, including Carolyn Dawn-Johnson and Jill Colucci.
Penny Dale then moved to Nashville and began writing and developing her own sound which she had always longed to make.
Penny Dale met with several producers and managers before choosing producer Eric Fritsch.
Eric Fritsch's Eastwood Studios in East Nashville was the perfect choice, because it had been garnering attention for alternative sounds of country music and rock music. Penny Dale then saw the release of her debut set, 'Undaunted' (Penny Dale Music, 2005) in 2005.
Penny Dale's debut album, 'Undaunted' (Penny Dale Music, 2005) included the following tracks:
'Cowboys & Angels'
'Til' the Day I Die'
'Meet Me @ the Beach'
'Enough 2 Let U Go'
'Born 2 Love U'
'Love What U Got'
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